Using an orchards-worth of apples?
November 4, 2010 11:48 AM Subscribe
What to do with an orchards-worth of apples? I have access to a semi-abandoned orchard (it's maintained, but no-one uses the fruit), and it seems a pity to have all the fruit rot; there's still a fair amount left on the trees.
posted by Jakob to Food & Drink (29 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The apples I've tried are edible, if rather tart, so I'd tend towards cooking with them rather than eating them raw. What would be a good way of using multiple crates of apples? If cooking/baking with them, can I just add more sugar to make up for the sourness?
I have seen this
question, but the apples mentioned there seemed to be definite eating varieties, which I'm not sure the ones I'm thinking about are.
I'd quite like to try making (alcoholic) cider, but I don't have any of the equipment or a huge budget. What's the minimum of equipment required? Labour-intensiveness isn't a problem, as I can probably get a bunch of people involved.